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September, 2023 STEAM Toy Staff Pick: Brain Flakes

By September 15, 2023November 29th, 2023No Comments2 min read

In the ever-evolving world of educational toys, Brain Flakes have emerged as a shining star, providing children with hours of creative fun while simultaneously stimulating their cognitive development. The Brain Flakes set, a remarkable creation by the forward-thinking toy company, is more than just a construction toy; it’s a doorway to developing spatial intelligence, problem-solving skills, and fostering boundless creativity.

Every Brain Flakes set includes over 500 interconnecting discs neatly housed in a durable plastic jar, ensuring easy storage and endless possibilities for constructing unique designs. What sets Brain Flakes apart is its versatility – it’s a solo or collaborative group activity suitable for school classrooms, makerspaces, Montessori programs, daycares, libraries, and home play.

Children as young as three can enjoy the Brain Flakes experience, and it’s designed for ages 5 and up. The discs are designed to easily click together, allowing even the youngest builders to explore and create with ease. The set also includes an idea booklet with instructions to build a Brain Flakes ball, providing an excellent starting point for those new to the world of Brain Flakes.

Safety is a top priority for Brain Flakes, making it a responsible choice for parents and educators. The toy is BPA, lead, heavy metal, and phthalate-free, and it is compliant with ASTM US CPSIA safety regulations. This peace of mind allows children to explore their creativity without compromising their well-being.

The educational potential of Brain Flakes is boundless. As children construct various shapes and structures, they develop spatial intelligence, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. It’s an ideal tool to engage young minds in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education, making learning a hands-on and enjoyable experience.

The dimensions of the Brain Flakes product are 5.63 x 5.63 x 8 inches (14.3 x 14.3 x 20.4 centimeters), and it weighs approximately 1.9 pounds (0.9 kilograms). The discs measure 1.3 inches (3.3 centimeters) across, providing a tangible and interactive way for children to understand size, weight, and spatial relations.

Moreover, Brain Flakes come with a 90-day manufacturer warranty for all manufacturer’s defects, adding an extra layer of assurance for parents and gift-givers. This demonstrates the manufacturer’s commitment to the quality and durability of their product.

In a world increasingly driven by technology, Brain Flakes offers a refreshing alternative, allowing children to tap into their creative and problem-solving abilities. It’s more than just a construction toy; it’s a gateway to unlocking the potential of young minds. With Brain Flakes, engineers start here, and the possibilities are endless. This STEAM toy has rightfully earned its place as our Staff Pick, inspiring the next generation of innovators and thinkers.

Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter is an accomplished author and passionate advocate for the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) toys, books, and games. With a keen interest in educational products that spark curiosity and creativity in children, Rachel has dedicated her career to exploring and promoting the best in STEM-related content.

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